tv [untitled] December 28, 2012 9:00am-9:30am EST
. it's a pleasure to have you with us here today. live in moscow now president putin has signed off on a bill aimed at u.s. citizens accused of abusing the human rights of russians that includes a ban on americans adopting russian children. came about after washington introduced travel and financial sanctions against russian officials that alleges are involved in rights violations. as the story. oh earlier the president said he saw no reasons why the bill shouldn't be passed and signed it on the next day after the final draft got into his office now starting from the first of january
american citizens suspected off while ations of the rights of the russian citizens will be banned from entering russia the bill also introduces financial sanctions and restrictions on n.g.o.s and non commercial organizations with foreign sponsors and also the article which has been talked about the ban for all americans to adopt russian children for the past few weeks russian society and even the political elite have been split over the issue and there have been many cases of abuse of russian children and sometimes even deaths after they're brought to the united states and russian president has been saying that this bill is not aimed against people or children but it's aimed against the american system due to a lack of a proper legal reaction from american authorities to these cases including the a lack of heavy jail sentences and other problem is that russian officials are often not even able to monitor what happens to russian children after they're brought to the u.s. one of the reasons behind so much debate around the ban is also that many people
are concerned with the state of orphanages in russia and along with signing this bill the president also believes we aimed at improving the lives of lawmakers from the beginning have been. a response to the magnitsky act bans passed recently by american lawmakers city game was russian lawyer who worked for foreign investment funds he was suspected of money a lot. in the west especially in.
court has acquitted a jailed doctor of negligence leading to loss of life russia's presidential council on human rights concluded he had been severely beaten and denied medical treatment while he was held in prison the judge said she found no evidence that the doctor's actions caused the boy's death. family has promised to appeal the ruling. well critics of the new adoption ban say it harms the russian orphans chances of a better future but a former director of the american adoption congress told us here about see that tracking how russian children are being treated in the u.s. says all but impossible a lot of the cases have gotten very very light sentences for the caretakers whether foerster or adoptive of russian children here in the united states but we certainly
have no idea how many children are enduring abuse is surviving abuse is of all kinds the children that died at the hands of their adoptive parents were tortured in some horrendous ways they were sexually abused they were burnt they were starved they were caged ever any conceivable kind of torture one human being could inflict on another was done to these children so these were the parents that were caught and prosecuted nineteen how many more there is there's absolutely no way of knowing the united states has no system of follow on adoptions once an adoption is finalized the child is considered as if born to that family. which nazi gun sales have skyrocketed in america itself to barack obama. on some firearms in the wake of the sunday school. has also mostly
backfired on the american president. about two weeks ago actually on this particular wall here. they are is four rows down four rows across. with everything going on in politics right now with the possible ban and everything everyone is flooding in. purchasing right away gun stores all across the u.s. are reporting record sales just two weeks after the tragic shooting at the elementary school in newtown americans are scrambling to buy the same type of weapon that adam lanza used in the connecticut shooting plus high capacity magazines and a lot of them panic buying trigger it out of fear that the white house is out to ban the weapons but this time the words need to lead to action no a r fifteen for this customer all sold out at the store while prices on line have gone through the
roof have been going for a thousand and fifty eight hundred eight hundred dollars to twenty five hundred three thousand dollars even in some cases it's just the most amazing gun buying spree i've ever seen so many gun retailers now quite cynically refer to the administration's ban talking as the obama gun stimulus that's how good it's been for their business so how do you go from a president with a tough gun control agenda to someone gun dealers call the greatest gun salesman in america manufacturers of semi-automatic rifles were poured that their market has grown thirty percent over the last four years states like north carolina iowa and you have seen a one hundred percent increase in gun sales over the same period in the wake of the tragedy in newtown one of the country's biggest ammunition suppliers said they sold more than three years worth of magazines in just three days. although president obama himself has so far failed to act on his pledge to ban assault weapons his
words have certainly provoked action just not the type you may have wanted or someone they say is against her. doing a great job for us. maybe there should be a third term in order to sell even more weapons many dealers hype up gone apocalypse scenario so the band there would be more government over but we. really need to start not only start with. but many of them don't actually see any drastic changes happening any time soon after all and it's significant gun control measures enough that in the past ultimately clashed with the second amendment of the constitution and were subsequently scrapped. i'm going to check out. and i want to group in utah has come up with their own unique way to prevent more shootings by introducing even more guns to schools but giving them to teachers the gun rights advocates have decided to launch shooting
lessons for teachers in case of an emergency you can let us know what you think about this by simply. giving us your opinion in the comments section. no. you know i just twenty two minutes past the hour moscow time this is artsy iran's holding a fresh round of naval drills in the strait of hormuz one of the world's busiest oil shipping routes the six day war games come as the west systematically builds up pressure on iran over its nuclear program and i would speculations of a military confrontation professor mohammad marandi from the university of tehran has explained why the iranians don't think an attack is possible any time soon in
the sense that western countries are brutal and uncivilized enough to carry out an attack i think that that's clear to the iranians the fact that western countries are imposing sanctions and embargo on it on iran they're trying to prevent iran from even importing and exporting medicine and food stuffs by blocking the central bank and there are shortages of some medicines right now in iran and people have died so the fact that the western countries are willing to kill ordinary people and to make people suffer i think makes it clear that the idea of carrying out an attack on iran is something that they would contemplate if they could but i think on the other hand the iranians believe that western countries are much weaker today than they ever were before the defeat in iraq and afghanistan the setbacks in. that israel had in lebanon and gaza make as well as the economic crisis in europe in north america make it highly unlikely but the iranians have prepared themselves and
i think that itself has been a deterrent to war so the i think in general the iranians feel that a military assault on iran aggression would be highly unlikely. still ahead for you this hour here on washington's financial stability it's well it's right on the edge as the united states moves closer to the fiscal cliff with congress and the president still struggling to find common ground. dives deeper into conflict we take a look at the key developments in the civil war over the last year that's. a bit later this hour. for a growing number of wealthy britons plan to wave goodbye to the u.k. over the next two years and move their lives and money elsewhere more than a fifth of the country's millionaires are considering emigrating that's according to a recent survey by lloyd's international bank. explains what exactly is making the
rich back up their luxury. blame the dismal weather that's reportedly the overwhelming reason for why one in five british million as a considering upping sticks and leaving the country now those reasons are followed closely by the high rate of crime in the u.k. and antisocial behavior and then another reason why they might want to leave is the high cost of living here in the u.k. and only in fourth place to my why they might might want to leave is the high rate of personal taxation now where are they going well top of the list of destinations is france it's nearby and it's warmer weather and same goes for spain which is the other place where they're all thinking of flocking to followed by the usa now we didn't manage to track down any millionaires but we hit the streets of london to talk to the ordinary londoners to ask whether they were considering opting sticks and leaving as well and it looks like most of them agree with the millionaires so
let's take a listen to what they told us you consider leaving the u.k. . what reason the climate. second the dark. just. would you consider leaving the u.k. and leaving somewhere else i'm going to do really what is the reason my wife. my children but also the expense here looks like the middle class professionals are the ones who are actually packing their bags and leaving a recent report by the home office said that more and more middle class with professionals are actually packing their bags and opting to continue their careers elsewhere and for them the main reason is the high rate of personal taxation so it's the millionaires are the ones that don't like the rain then is the middle class professionals the senior managers the academics the scientists that are actually continuing their careers abroad and a lot of business leaders are saying that if the high rate of personal taxation
isn't cut it's going to lead to a brain drain for the u.k. in the future so something that's very worrying for politicians to consider here. going back with more news after a short break. if you're from my generation or younger and you were born into the one percent that i have a lot of college debt i sure do you know the deal used to be that you paid a significant amount for education but in turn that gave you a much higher salary later but now the system works in reverse many young americans studied very hard to not make any money at all around nine percent of americans with student loans have defaulted and at least nine but maybe up to eighteen percent are ninety days late with their payments given the situation the people at
u.c. berkeley were nice enough to give away a million dollars in scholarships for everyone everyone that's an illegal immigrant yeah that's right if you're born in america then pay till you die but jump the border and enjoy the red carpet education treatment the people who will be getting the scholarships are mostly the children of illegal immigrants who spent many of their formative years in america and yeah i could see the logic that could be hard for them to get an education when there are when they aren't citizens but they came into the country illegally it isn't taxpayers jobs to help them but wait berkeley's surprise that institution so i guess they can give out the money to whoever they want whenever they want however they want but berkeley management if you're watching this i would really appreciate if you chose some financial mercy to american citizens it isn't like they don't need the help but that's just my opinion .
and this is a pretty good case is three times for charges three major reasons three. three stooges free. download free broncos to be. just after quarter past the hour here in moscow this is arts he with me will receive. that the u.s. is sliding ever closer to what has become known as the fiscal cliff with barack obama hosting another last minute emergency meeting on today for weeks the republicans and democrats have been trying to reach
a deal on how to reduce the national deficit if they don't billions of dollars in tax hikes and spending cuts automatically come into effect on january the first activist and journalist says it's not the deadlock that bothers him but what has already been agreed upon. the real problem in my eyes is not the fact that they can't reach an agreement but rather that they have reached an agreement on many fundamental things the grievance they have reached is that neither of them are going to advocate to put more money in the hands of working people they have no problem whatsoever removing a trillion dollars or two trillion dollars from the economy and delivering it to the bankers they did that inside of twenty days back in two thousand and eight and again in two thousand and nine with very little discussion. everyone agrees on both sides of the aisle that sums sort of reduction in benefits from social security and
medicare is inevitable quote unquote well you know the rest of us don't believe that it's inevitable or even that it's necessary and certainly not the best that it's not desirable yet the agreement between the democrats and republicans on these fundamental issues is in my mind more important than their disagreement the posturing that they're doing for the media basically to try to blame each other for the you know going over the so-called cliff so that one and i while the wells economic recovery is held hostage by those talks in washington are the public's seen thing in europe's top economy we report on what's getting the germans so upset with their government as it puts together a grand austerity plan of its sign that's coming your way in just a few minutes. from now though russia the syrian government to act on statements that it's ready to talk to opponents speaking to journalists foreign minister sort of get off it off outlined the russian view on how the conflict should be resolved. we actively encourage the syrian leadership to
make as concrete as possible is declared readiness for dialog with the opposition also asking when will the international community make up their minds that bashar assad should go with respect to the international community is the syrian people who should make that decision and the international community should not be instigating one of the sides to continue bloodshed or set any preconditions they should instead encourage all the fighting sides to follow the geneva statements which set conditions for the syrians themselves getting all political ethnic and religious groups to agree on which kind of state they want to live in. also criticized the deep reluctance of syria's key opposition group backed by the west to make any concessions in the civil standoff but he stressed that russia is ready to hold talks with the group in the push for a diplomatic solution to the conflict the syrian crisis has been dragging on for nearly two years now with reports of fresh bloodshed on almost
a daily basis our correspondents got as close as they could to the real stories of violence tearing the country apart and that is what we're focusing on today. twenty twelve. apparent after a massive regional arab spring and in the wake of that the next contact of a pro-democracy movement and a revolution or civil war was what was happening in. the media. people who think what about. the politics and diplomacy that. i remember i was a training session of the syrian football team and the coach was very angry with
how his players were practicing he was shouting he was swearing sometimes and then i moved my head like it's just like this and i saw two helicopters flying very low altitude and firing we were. close to us there was a group or rich syrians playing cards life and smoking living life as usual and just. as me and my colleagues were leaving the local t.v. station there was an almost lost a few blocks away most likely most likely people have been killed and what struck you was the coexistence of those two. realities it's the. most interesting interaction for me with assad happened before and after the interview obviously in that case. i asked him if he's afraid. he said no. he said no i'm not afraid that's
a moment when the you believe the person or not and the only reason you know if he's right or wrong. i think series becoming. iraq it's a country that is totally disempowered. and don't surprise anybody and like in the case of for iraq all this harm was done to syria with the substantial help of the outsiders on the guise of democratic and. so many many more thousand and twelve recalls to come from although into the world up there we go starting with the former egyptian president hosni mubarak has been readmitted to hospital after his health took a turn for the worse the eighty four year old was ordered into the state prosecutor . who let egypt for three decades serving life in prison for failing to protect protesters killed. in the arab spring last year current president mohamed morsi has
launched an investigation into opposition leaders here cusins of supporting efforts to depose. thousands of sunni muslims in iraq of joined protests against the shia led government of a larger show of public anger and a week of demonstrations that flared up after the arrest of a sunni finance minister. and the sunni community dominated iraq until the fall of saddam hussein and ten years ago accuse shia authorities of refusing to share power . the international monetary fund's raising over germany's reported austerity plans which are proposed to come into force after next year's elections and the measures will apparently include raising the retirement age tax hikes and welfare cuts that could bring europe to a grinding halt according to the i.m.f. . as the story. top of the european tree i don't think
germans feel that they have nothing to grumble about. there in the park the measuring public mood by telephone and face to face through thousands of interviews we've got a pretty good idea of what the people are thinking stats boffins have been gauging the country's mood to come up with the biggest moans of the year from german. at number five it's national debt it's better to give than to receive at this time of year but german's festive spirit ran out long ago over chancellor merkel being a little too generous and bailing out countries like greece especially when it's their money at four is climate change the mayan world ending prophecy may have turned out to be hocus pocus but germans remain seriously concerned about keeping mother earth ticking over for as long as possible number three is a very twenty first century problem getting ripped off online as we bank in shop on the web more than ever before the fear for germans is that someone else's netting
their details on their cash poverty came in second towards the end of the year it was revealed that around a quarter of europeans are at risk of living below the breadline germans watch with despair what's happening to the greeks and spanish images they struggle to shake from their minds but the biggest worry for germans in twenty twelve was. rising prices costs a rocketing everywhere from food to fuel and next year looks set to get even more pricey germany is a world leader in using renewable energy and over the coming year it's the consumer who will be paying to keep it that way with a shocking fifty percent increase in the subsidy paid towards renewable energy sources so that's what troubled germans this year but what are their fears for the future but i'm concerned maybe to find a good job because i want to do something different trying to thirteen minutes on
sure what is happening in an economical crisis perhaps the euro is having another crisis but i actually love berlin that's why i want to stay here but if i can't find a job here so will have to try to get somewhere else i worry about everything job crisis everything is going down the hill the people i concerned about job security that they just that yeah the contracts are not secure in our their firms companies no longer have enough money and that people are just get fired. as with most situations in life when you ask people what their concerns are or what they want to see changed you do have to be prepared that their answers might not be exactly what you want to hear really one of the you off the top promise was to legalize soft drugs i don't think it's useful for. you to say you.
should have split commissions in two thousand and thirteen so what will germans be concerned about at the end of twenty thirteen even though they've less to worry about than most europeans it's unlikely that worries over spending at home or on other countries will disappear within twelve months peter all of a r.t. . well if you can stay with us are pleased to hear on our abby martin and breaking the set in just a couple of minutes. in
the middle of russia is no way from civilization and if we are one helicopter treat from the nearest village. they still going family have been living here for a long time in tents made of reindeer skins. so he can send us. lodging runs in a signal and minutes they also grew up in the to draw but left it at the age of six and never returned they now live in the city in apartment building but still room and their regions.
was flooded it was a dancing teacher. was. to his dances he tells the stories about his motherland. thank you laws in a reaped a never has a one thousand strong reindeer herd when the enemy only saw the light can and most around brood is gathered turns and moved to another posture they travel hundreds of kilometers in winter women and children for them. but the two families have less of a chance to come across each other they belong to different worlds even though their songs are similar.